I hope you are totally digging this one. This is not marzipan or fondant pumpkin, your overly cloyingly sweet pumpkin where you threw them out of your wedding cake slice and say yuck! This, my friend are a type of Asian cake. Asian cakes or kuih, are usually chewy with filling enclosed inside. These are Angkoo kuih. Angkoo means red turtle in Hokkien (Hokkien is a Chinese dialect). Traditionally, they look like these:
But when I make these, they look too adorable to be eaten like below:
And for Halloween, I elevated and refined these a step further and make it look like little petite palm size pumpkin. I made peanut filling and the skin is made from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and pumpkin puree. And for the equipments needed, one toothpick and a few cloves are all you need really! From Red turtle to Orange Pumpkin, how's that for a Fairy Godmother working charms on Halloween?
Make these and you can choose to fill them with black sesame, green bean or red bean filling too if you like!
It's a day closer to Halloween. I don't celebrate it much in Malaysia generally but to make Malaysian desserts and have them resemble Halloween are what I like to do!